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Wednesday, July 25
 

8:45am

Integrating Social, Emotional, and Academic Instruction for Student Success (SCC-Room 203)
Explore five high-leverage social-emotional skills that can be integrated easily and effectively within academic instruction, leading to accelerated learning and resulting in more positive and healthy classroom climates. Click Here for Session Handouts

Speakers
avatar for Wendy Baron

Wendy Baron

Co-founder, Santa Cruz/Silicon Valley New Teacher Project and New Teacher Center
Wendy Baron, M.A., is a teacher, author, researcher, mentor, and co-founder of the Santa Cruz/Silicon Valley New Teacher Project and New Teacher Center, a premier national coaching organization. Currently, Wendy serves as Chief Officer of Social and Emotional Learning, focused on... Read More →


Wednesday July 25, 2018 8:45am - 9:45am
SCC - Room 203

8:45am

Understanding and Responding to Adverse Childhood Experiences (Sheraton Grand - Carr)
The Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study will be introduced along with a discussion of types of childhood trauma and what makes an experience traumatic. Brain development and the relationship between early adverse experiences and subsequent youth health and behaviors will be presented. Rationales for developing positive relationships with youth will be explored along with a variety of strategies that provide a safe and nurturing school climate and culture that supports students. Recognition of self-care needs and techniques for those who work with traumatized youth will also be considered. Click Here for Session Handouts

Speakers
avatar for Pamela Kahn

Pamela Kahn

Coordinator, Health and Wellness, Orange County Department of Education
Pamela Kahn is currently the Coordinator for Health and Wellness for the Orange County Department of Education in California. In this capacity, she acts in an advisory position regarding health programs and health care to the 28 public school districts in the county.  She works closely... Read More →


Wednesday July 25, 2018 8:45am - 9:45am
Sheraton Grand - Carr

8:45am

Why Social-Emotional Learning Matters for MTSS (SCC-Room 204)
In a truly effective MTSS structure, explicit and intentional SEL is critical and foundational.  In the workshop, participants will receive a clear definition for what SEL is, including key components around whole school implementation, classroom implementation, and individual competencies development.  key research will be shared, as well as a link to neuroscience.  Click Here for Session Handouts

Speakers
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Mai Xi Lee

Director of Social Emotional Learning, Sacramento City Unified School District


Wednesday July 25, 2018 8:45am - 9:45am
SCC - Room 204

1:45pm

Integrating Mental Health Into Your MTSS (SCC 317/318)
Develop a mental health framework that provides tools and structures to guide and support school systems in adopting mental wellness and suicide prevention efforts. Click Here for Session Handouts

Speakers
avatar for Luke Anderson

Luke Anderson

Coordinator PBIS, Placer County Office of Education


Wednesday July 25, 2018 1:45pm - 2:45pm
SCC 317/318

1:45pm

Social-Emotional Learning Resource Open House (SCC-Room 203)
Please join us for a brief introduction to SEL experts and get an overview of the SEL resources.  The remaining session time will be for allowing participants to visit the SEL Resource Open House booth at the Learning Pavilion to explore the resources and ask questions of the session hosts. Click Here for Session Handouts


Speakers
avatar for Sandra Azevedo

Sandra Azevedo

Social Emotional Learning Lead, Butte County Office of Education
Sandra Azevedo has been an educator for 23 years. She has been a school psychologist, coordinator, and has been the Social Emotional Learning lead for BCOE as part of the Scale Up Multi-Tiered System of Support (SUMS) Statewide MTSS Team for the past two years. Additionally, she is... Read More →
avatar for Wendy Baron

Wendy Baron

Co-founder, Santa Cruz/Silicon Valley New Teacher Project and New Teacher Center
Wendy Baron, M.A., is a teacher, author, researcher, mentor, and co-founder of the Santa Cruz/Silicon Valley New Teacher Project and New Teacher Center, a premier national coaching organization. Currently, Wendy serves as Chief Officer of Social and Emotional Learning, focused on... Read More →
avatar for Lucy Vezzuto

Lucy Vezzuto

Coordinator, Student Mental Health & Social Emotional Learning, Orange County Department of Education
Dr. Lucy Vezzuto is a U.S. Fulbright Scholar in Education and Coordinator of Student Mental Health and Social Emotional Learning at the Orange County Dept. of Education.  She leads the Resilient Mindful Learner Project, a stress management and mindfulness training for educators and... Read More →


Wednesday July 25, 2018 1:45pm - 2:45pm
SCC - Room 203

1:45pm

Supporting Children in Managing Strong Emotions in Early Childhood Classrooms (SCC-Room 204)
Children’s ability to manage their own strong emotions is foundational to the development of self-regulation skills, building resiliency, and nurturing mental health and well-being.  As teachers, we can help provide children with the competencies and skills to handle their emotions in appropriate ways. This workshop will provide participants with practical strategies focusing on teaching students 0-8 years of age the skills necessary to manage their strong emotions. Click Here for Session Handouts

Speakers
avatar for Carly Bedard

Carly Bedard

Project Liaison, Orange County Department of Education
Carly is a Project Liaison at the Orange County Department of Education.  She has over 19 years experience in the field of Early Childhood Education. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Child and Adolescent Studies as well as a Master’s degree in Education with an emphasis in Early... Read More →
avatar for Catherine Darker

Catherine Darker

Project Liaison, Orange County Department of Education
Catherine is a Project Liaison at the Orange County Department of Education and an adjunct professor for Brandman University. She has over 20 years experience in the field of Early Childhood Education. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Child and Family Development as well as a Master’s... Read More →


Wednesday July 25, 2018 1:45pm - 2:45pm
SCC - Room 204

3:00pm

Social-Emotional Learning Tier 1 and Tier 2 Strategies (SCC-Room 204)
The Principal of Sycamore Elementary School & the Director of Special Education will present their MTSS Framework for Response to Intervention, specifically in the area of Social Emotional Learning and Behavior. We will highlight our Universal Screening Process, Tier 1 components, and the process for Tier 2 Behavior Intervention, along with specific strategies implemented in both Tiers.  We will also share our progress with our Self-Regulation/Sensory Room intervention! Click Here for Session Handouts

Speakers
avatar for Kim Bryant

Kim Bryant

Director of Special Education & Support Services, Redding School District
Kim has worked in the Redding School District for 27 years in the capacity as the Director of Special Education, School Psychologist, Middle School Counselor and Licensed Marriage Family Therapist.  Most recently, her focus and passion has been developing district-wide academic and... Read More →
avatar for Susanna Winstead

Susanna Winstead

Principal, Sycamore Elementary, Redding School District
Susanna Winstead is currently a TK-5th grade principal at Sycamore Elementary School, Redding School District of a traditional & dual immersion program in Redding, Ca.  Mrs. Winstead has been an administrator at the Elementary & Middle School levels for 12 years.  She began teaching... Read More →


Wednesday July 25, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
SCC - Room 204

3:00pm

The ABCs of Wellness Taking Care of Yourself (Sheraton Grand-Compagno)
This session will provide participants information and strategies that can be incorporated into the workplace to address overall wellness and sociol-emotional strategies.  Click Here for Session Handouts

Speakers
avatar for Betsy DeGarmoe

Betsy DeGarmoe

Manager, Foster Youth Services Coordinating Program, Orange County Department of Education
Betsy has Master’s degree in Social Work from California State University, Long Beach and a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from California State University, Fullerton.   She has a School Social Worker (PPSC) Credential, Administrative Credential and is a Licensed Clinical... Read More →


Wednesday July 25, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Sheraton Grand - Compagno
 
Thursday, July 26
 

8:30am

How to Implement Universal Design for Learning Districtwide (SCC-Room 202)
In this session, participants will learn the 5 stages of UDL implementation, analyze their district’s placement within these stages, review sample implementation plans from a variety of districts, hear a firsthand account of UDL implementation, and walk away with next steps and actions for the 2018/2019 school year. Click Here for Session Handouts


Speakers
avatar for Ashley Serin

Ashley Serin

Program Manager Curriculum and Instruction, Placer County Office of Education
Ashley Serin, M.A., is a Curriculum and Instruction Program Manager, CAST certified UDL Presenter, Google Certified Educator, Author, and Professor who specializes in UDL and Coaching for the Placer County Office of Education. She supports districts both within and outside of Placer... Read More →


Thursday July 26, 2018 8:30am - 9:30am
SCC - Room 202

8:30am

Supporting Children in Managing Strong Emotions in Early Childhood Classrooms (Sheraton Grand - Carr)
Children’s ability to manage their own strong emotions is foundational to the development of self-regulation skills, building resiliency, and nurturing mental health and well-being.  As teachers, we can help provide children with the competencies and skills to handle their emotions in appropriate ways. This workshop will provide participants with practical strategies focusing on teaching students 0-8 years of age the skills necessary to manage their strong emotions. Click Here for Session Handouts

Speakers
avatar for Carly Bedard

Carly Bedard

Project Liaison, Orange County Department of Education
Carly is a Project Liaison at the Orange County Department of Education.  She has over 19 years experience in the field of Early Childhood Education. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Child and Adolescent Studies as well as a Master’s degree in Education with an emphasis in Early... Read More →
avatar for Catherine Darker

Catherine Darker

Project Liaison, Orange County Department of Education
Catherine is a Project Liaison at the Orange County Department of Education and an adjunct professor for Brandman University. She has over 20 years experience in the field of Early Childhood Education. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Child and Family Development as well as a Master’s... Read More →


Thursday July 26, 2018 8:30am - 9:30am
Sheraton Grand - Carr

8:30am

Trauma Informed Practices for Schools (SCC-Room 203)

Speakers
avatar for Michelle Lustig

Michelle Lustig

Director, Foster Youth Services Coordinating Program and Homeless Education, San Diego County Office of Education
Michelle Lustig, Ed.D, MSW, PPS is the Director of Foster Youth Services Coordinating Program and Homeless Education with the San Diego County Office of Education as well as the President and CEO of Foster Horizons, Inc. a consulting firm focused on improving the educational outcomes... Read More →


Thursday July 26, 2018 8:30am - 9:30am
SCC - Room 203

8:30am

Understanding and Responding to Adverse Childhood Experiences (SCC 311)
The Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study will be introduced along with a discussion of types of childhood trauma and what makes an experience traumatic. Brain development and the relationship between early adverse experiences and subsequent youth health and behaviors will be presented. Rationales for developing positive relationships with youth will be explored along with a variety of strategies that provide a safe and nurturing school climate and culture that supports students. Recognition of self-care needs and techniques for those who work with traumatized youth will also be considered. Click Here for Session Handouts

Speakers
avatar for Pamela Kahn

Pamela Kahn

Coordinator, Health and Wellness, Orange County Department of Education
Pamela Kahn is currently the Coordinator for Health and Wellness for the Orange County Department of Education in California. In this capacity, she acts in an advisory position regarding health programs and health care to the 28 public school districts in the county.  She works closely... Read More →


Thursday July 26, 2018 8:30am - 9:30am
SCC 311

9:45am

Best Practices in Creating Mental Health Centers & Programs, in an MTSS system and addressing Social Emotional Learning (SCC 317/318)
This workshop is designed for school districts, medical providers, or other community agencies interested in collaborating with school districts to provide services on campus or open school-based health centers. The focus of this workshop will be on the how to create mental health centers and programs in a tiered system with interventions,  how partnerships play a role, and best practices for creating mental health programs in an MTSS system and addressing Social Emotional Learning SEL. This workshop will feature a wellness model approach with examples of what it took to make the model work.  Click Here for Session Handouts

Speakers
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Salina Mendoza

Project Director Mental Health, California School-Based Health Alliance
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Kristin Nelson

Social Worker RtI4 Middle School Counseling Grant, Napa Valley Unified School District


Thursday July 26, 2018 9:45am - 10:45am
SCC 317/318

9:45am

Mindfulness in the Classroom (SCC -312)
This session will focus on increasing students' social and emotional skills in the classroom.  Social and emotional learning is the process through which students effectively apply knowledge, attitudes, and skills necessary to understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals and establish positive relationships.  Participants will learn about a framework to foster self-regulation and emotional control and learn strategies for using mindfulness in the classroom.  Click Here for Session Handouts

Speakers
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Karla Reed

SWIFT Education Center


Thursday July 26, 2018 9:45am - 10:45am
SCC 312

9:45am

SEL and Skill-based Health Education (SCC-Room 203)
Participants will receive an overview of the Health Education State Standards and highlights from the current draft of the 2019 Health Education Framework, both of which play a critical role in addressing the Whole Child.  This session will highlight the link between Social and Emotional Learning Competencies and the Health Education content area of Mental, Social, and Emotional Health.  Learning will include how educators can utilize the performance-based health standards to develop the skills of students around practicing healthy behaviors that support college, career, and life readiness.  Click Here for Session Handouts

Speakers
avatar for Dareen Khatib

Dareen Khatib

Manager, Health Sciences, Orange County Department of Education
Dareen Khatib is Manager of Health Sciences at the Orange County Department of Education where she oversees programming for Health Education and Wellness, including comprehensive sexual health education;  nutrition, physical activity, and obesity prevention efforts; wellness policy... Read More →


Thursday July 26, 2018 9:45am - 10:45am
SCC - Room 203
 


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